Fujifilm S4800 vs Sony H400

Portability
66
Imaging
41
Features
37
Overall
39
Fujifilm FinePix S4800 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
Portability
62
Imaging
47
Features
41
Overall
44
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Fujifilm S4800 vs Sony H400 Overview

Following is a in-depth comparison of the Fujifilm S4800 versus Sony H400, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Sony. The image resolution of the S4800 (16MP) and the H400 (20MP) is very well matched and they possess the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The S4800 was released 12 months prior to the H400 so they are of a similar generation. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go through a in depth comparison, below is a quick summary of how the S4800 matches up vs the H400 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Fujifilm S4800 vs Sony H400 Key Specs

Fujifilm S4800
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 518g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Launched January 2013
Sony H400
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-1550mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 628g - 130 x 95 x 122mm
  • Released February 2014
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Fujifilm S4800 vs Sony H400 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry around your camera frequently, you'll need to factor in its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S4800 features external measurements of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") along with a weight of 518 grams (1.14 lbs) and the Sony H400 has sizing of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") accompanied by a weight of 628 grams (1.38 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are utilising at the time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the S4800 compared to the H400.

Fujifilm S4800 vs Sony H400 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the S4800 and H400 is 66 and 62 respectively.

Fujifilm S4800 vs Sony H400 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S4800 vs Sony H400 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very difficult to imagine the contrast between sensor sizes just by checking specifications. The picture underneath might give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the S4800 and H400.

To sum up, each of the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You should expect the Sony H400 to give you extra detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots way more aggressively. The more aged S4800 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S4800 vs Sony H400 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S4800 vs Sony H400 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S4800 vs Sony H400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S4800 Portrait photography advice
Sony H400 Portrait photography advice
37
MP count good (16 megapixels)
provides face detection autofocus
no manual focus
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
41
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S4800 as a Street photography camera
Sony H400 as a Street photography camera
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
more heavy than average (518 grams)
43
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
more heavy than competitors (628 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S4800 Sports photography info
Sony H400 Sports photography info
49
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 fps)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
52
long zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames/s)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S4800 Travel photography advice
Sony H400 Travel photography advice
54
MP count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than average (518 grams)
does not posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
54
resolution is good (20MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (25mm)
long zoom (1550mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors (628 grams)
does not have a selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S4800 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony H400 as a Landscape photography camera
43
quite wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
no manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording
45
decently wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.4)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S4800 as a Vlogging camera
Sony H400 as a Vlogging camera
24
quite wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection autofocus
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
does not posses selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone support
more heavy than average (518g)
27
decently wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
includes external microphone socket
slow max aperture (f3.4)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
more heavy than competitors (628 grams)
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Fujifilm S4800 vs Sony H400 Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
FujiFilm
Sony
Model
Fujifilm FinePix S4800
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
Category
Small Sensor Superzoom
Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched
2013-01-30
2014-02-13
Physical type
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by
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Bionz(R)
Sensor type
CCD
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution
4608 x 3456
5152 x 3864
Max native ISO
1600
3200
Max enhanced ISO
6400
-
Minimum native ISO
64
80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points
-
-
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-720mm (30.0x)
25-1550mm (62.0x)
Largest aperture
f/3.1-5.9
f/3.4-6.5
Macro focus distance
2cm
-
Crop factor
5.8
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3"
3"
Display resolution
230k dots
460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
-
201k dots
Viewfinder coverage
-
100 percent
Features
Min shutter speed
8 secs
30 secs
Max shutter speed
1/2000 secs
1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
1.0 frames per sec
1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
8.80 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1280 X 720
Max video resolution
1280x720
1280x720
Video format
H.264, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
518g (1.14 lb)
628g (1.38 lb)
Physical dimensions
122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9")
130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
not tested
Other
Battery life
-
300 pictures
Battery type
-
Battery Pack
Battery model
4 x AA
-
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots
One
One
Pricing at release
$229
$268